Chocolate Cake Surprise

Chocolate Cake Surprise


"If you like sinful desserts, then this is for you. My husband just loves this cake and cannot get enough of it. You may use pecans instead of walnuts if you prefer."


1 h servings 554 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 554 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 42 g
  • 65%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.2g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 519 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10x15 inch pan. Sprinkle walnuts and coconut evenly over bottom of pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in water, oil, and eggs. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, combine cream cheese and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar. Pour cream cheese mixture in rows (lengthwise) over the top of cake mix. Using the tip of a knife, swirl the batter to create a marbled effect.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
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  1. 10 Ratings


I have made this cake TWICE this weekend at the request of my son, husband & MIL. The first time, after baked, the cake mix "enveloped" the cream cheese mixture, and wasn't as tall after coolin...

This cake is absolutely delicious !!!!!! It came out really moist and was super easy to make. I would recommend it to anyone (and have already....!!!)

I have had this recipe for years (upside down German Chocolate cake and Volcano cake) but had never "swirled" the cream cheese....I'm sure that will make it even better.....

Overall, a great idea, but using the earthquake cake comes out better. I found it too dry and the cream cheese mixture didn't blend into the cake like I thought it would. If I make it again, i...

To me this is a 4 star recipe only if the cake is warm when served - if you don't heat it up I find the cake too dry and the cream cheese topping doesn't really mix in at all. I was also hoping ...

I made this cake and it is wonderful! I will use a whole bag of coconut next though, cause I love coconut ...highly recommend this one !!!

I used pecans and extra coconut. I don't think I swirled mine enough, because the cream cheese mostly stayed on the bottom/top. I cooked for 50 minutes, but I think I overcooked it a bit. It'...

excellent and easy

Just okay for me. I used more coconut than called for but otherwise I followed the recipe to a tee. The cream-cheese flavor is really pronounced and I would have expected the chocolate to be j...